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  • Apple Launches 7.9-Inch iPad mini, 4th-Gen iPad

    Apple today unveiled the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet built around a dual-core A5 chip and offering dual-band 802.11n wireless networking. The company also launched the fourth-generation iPad, as well as new models in its MacBook and iMac product lines.

  • $5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

    Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

  • 5 Districts Join Project RED Initiative

    Project RED has chosen five new "signature" districts to participate in its 1-to-1 technology implementation program, bringing the total number of participating districts to 15.


  • Big Data Initiatives: Most Organizations Still Coming to Grips

    What's driving big data initiatives? According to a new report out of the University of Oxford, key factors include risk and financial management and the need to understand and predict customer behaviors to find new ways to engage with them. However, despite these imperatives, few organizations are actually in the "execute" phase of their big data strategies, as most are still educating themselves, exploring options, or, at best, testing out ideas and technologies.

  • Ed Tech Makes Consumer Electronics Association's Top 5 Trends

    Technology in education is one of the "prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead," according to the 2013 edition of "Five Technology Trends to Watch," a report released by the Consumer Electronics Association.

  • SETDA Launches Online Ed Tech Policy Center

    The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online database, the State Education Policy Center, to provide information on technology-related policies.

  • Virginia District Adopts New Streaming Media Provider

    A Virginia public school district has selected a company to provide streaming content in the classroom in an effort to enhance instruction.


$100,000 Bully Prevention & Response Grant Available

The CyberBully Hotline has established a $100,000 grant program to help K-12 schools in low income areas implement an anonymous bullying reporting solution. Grant application period ends October 31, 2012 with 40 individual awards to be made under the program.
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